The Toledo Blade reports that Norovirus cases linked to food from Mama C’s Donuts in Maumee climbed in Lucas County to more than 300. Toledo-Lucas County Health Department officials said during a news conference that cases of the virus linked to food eaten at the restaurant has climbed to 300 while 19 people fell ill by coming in contact with those who ate there.
Officials began investigating this week after a spate of people developed the gastrointestinal illness. All had similar symptoms and had eaten food from the shop between Aug. 4 and Tuesday, health department officials said.
A spokesman for the Wood County Health District, said officials think a dozen norovirus cases there are connected to Mama C’s products provided to businesses in Wood County. The doughnuts were sold in two Wood County locations — Grounds for Thought in Bowling Green and a Marathon gas station at 25570 N. Dixie Highway, Perrysburg.
The Ohio Department of Health is providing the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department with assistance as needed, state health department spokesman said, including testing submitted samples.
Last year in Ohio, there were 76 norovirus outbreaks which sickened at least 3,031 people, according to the state health department.
Symptoms of norovirus include vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, fever, and body aches.